Heritage Recording

I do a lot of photography for St Philip and St James’ Church in Leckhampton, Cheltenham. To view some of my previous work for this Church click here and scroll down the page. On this occasion I was hired for two hours to do some heritage recording. Next year the Church is to undergo a multi million pound reordering process - the interior is being pulled out and given a major, modern day facelift. Stackable chairs will replace the pews and glass pods will be inserted and used for meeting rooms etc. It will create a more useable, adaptable space. Click here to see the exciting new plans.

The photo list was lengthy and included the documentation of one hundred pew ends, that’s two hundred in total! Fair to say I haven’t included them all in this blog as they would likely crash the website, but each one was stunning.

It was a fascinating glimpse into parts of the Church I’ve never had the privilege of seeing before. The Columbarium, in the basement, was truly magical.

If you run a charity and need some professional photos taking then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I reduce my fees significantly for charity work and in some cases don’t apply a charge at all. Thanks.

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Monza Pool House

Last week I was booked to photograph a guest wing of a house in Cheltenham that is currently being let out on Air B 'n' B. The owner's current photos were out of date and she felt they didn't do the space justice. I must say, it's a super place and the pool looked very inviting! 

It took an hour to photograph all the rooms, including the outdoor patio area, pool room, living area, bed and bathroom. As with any property, the key is to sell its best bits so that's what I focused on with the photos. Much attention was given to presentation, layout and the finer details. Closely cropped frames highlight key seating and dinning areas and help to create a sense of space, making the place feel bigger than it actually is.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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Hunt Cottage

Last week I was in Tetbury shooting a pretty little Cotswold cottage for specialist UK holiday lettings agency Mulberry Cottages. I spent a good hour finding the best angles and dressing certain rooms to make them look their best. I really enjoy photographing interiors. Often there is great natural light to work with which unleashes my creativity. 

If you have a property that you need professionally photographed then I'd love to hear from you. Simply get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. Thanks!

Green Dragon Inn

Last week I was at the Green Dragon Inn, Elkstone, to take some interior shots. The brief was to photograph the Christmas decorations and capture the festive atmosphere inside. I was right back in the Christmas spirit by the end of the 60 minute shoot! I didn't use a flash for any of the photos, preferring instead to optimise what light there was available, which wasn't much! It is very dark inside but it creates a wonderful ambience. 

If you haven't been to the Green Dragon before, I can certainly recommend it. The food is fantastic as is the hospitality. I've shot weddings and christenings in their function room, which is adjacent to the pub itself. 

If you have a private house or commercial premises that you need photographing, then please do get in touch. My rates are flexible and always include all of the high resolution digital files, no copyright restrictions. You can drop me an email using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. Thanks!

Marle Hill Cottage

From one extreme to another, here is a less glamorous job photographing a student house in Cheltenham. It's all paid work so I never turn anything down. The owners only phoned me in the morning and were keen to get the property photographed the same day before students descended upon it. With Mr Mouse in London, both my mini mice joined me on the shoot! Luckily this lovely couple have four grandchildren so were delighted to entertain them! They even went so far as to say, 'Your children play really well together!!' Now that's something I don't hear very often!!

Spinner House

Today I was with Mulberry Cottages again, this time in a new build in Pittville, Cheltenham. This gorgeous 3 bed house has been recently renovated to a high standard. The open plan kitchen/diner is a real feature! I spent an hour and a half at the house, working with Mulberry's stylist to create elegantly dressed rooms that would dazzle in the photographs. I hope you like the pictures.

Mulberry Cottages

I was recently contacted by holiday lettings company, Mulberry Cottages, to find out if I was interested in coming on board to photograph their holiday properties.

Mulberry Cottages was first established in Kent but has since opened half a dozen offices across the UK, their latest one being on the Bath Road in Cheltenham. We had a meeting last week, during which I took some photos of their official opening party. I also popped my head into the flat above their office, which they have converted into a holiday let. See below for pictures!